ENGLISH IDIOMS & IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS
Lists of idioms used in everyday conversational English, with their meaning
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English Color idioms – Silver idioms:
Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth: Person who will not have to try very hard in order to acquire material wealth. Born with many advantages; born to a wealthy family. Sally was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. I’m glad I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth.
Silver tongued: Person speaks to someone in a pleasant way and praises them in order to persuade them to do what they want – “He was a silver-tongued orator who convinced many people to support him.”
Every cloud has a silver lining: There is something good in every bad thing. (Proverb.)
Jane was upset when she saw that all her f lowers had died from the frost. But when she saw that the weeds had died too, she said, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Sally had a sore throat and had to stay home from school. When she learned she missed a math test, she said, “Every cloud has a silver lining.”